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[ 2 syll. liam, li-am ] The baby boy name Liam is pronounced as LIY-ahM †. Liam is mainly used in the English, Gaelic, and Irish languages. Its language of origin is Germanic. Liam is a contraction of the English and French name William.

See also the related categories, germanic (german) and irish.

Liam is a very popular baby boy name, and it is also viewed as trendy. The name has been rising in popularity since the 1970s. At the recent peak of its usage in 2014, 0.903% of baby boys were given the name Liam. It had a ranking of #2 then. In 2016, its usage was 0.903% and its ranking #2, and it was the most popular out of all boy names in its family. In 2016, Liam was 16% more frequently used than the next ranked name, William.

Baby names that sound like Liam include Lajuan, Lalam, Lallaam, Laman (Arabic and English), Lamey, Lami, Lamie, Lamon, Lamy, Lanee, Laney, Lani (English), Lanie, Lannee, Lanney, Lanni, Lannie, Lanny (English), Lanu, and Lany.

† Pronunciation for Liam: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)"

A famous person named Liam is Actor Liam Neeson, born 7 June 1952, Ballymena, Northern Ireland.


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